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Notable Historical Events for May 25th

1959Khrushchev visits Angola

201146th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley wins

1935Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs, Boston Braves vs Pirates

1660King Charles II of England lands in Dover

1979"Alien", starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, is released

1922Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump

1842Christian Doppler presents his idea, now known as the Doppler Effect, to the Royal Bohemian Society, Prague

1972Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Ron Stander

194830th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis

1981Carl Yastrzemski is 4th to get 3,000 hits (Cobb, Musial & Aaron)

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Notable Birthdays on May 25th

1939Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)

1889Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1969Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

1926Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1803Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

1907Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

May 25th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 25th

1957NFL coach Chuck Noll (25) weds first wife Marianne Noll

1965Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

1940MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach

1898Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1661King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina the Braganca

1901Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

May 25th Weddings
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May 25th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 25th

1954Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

1919Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

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